Most common mistakes made on applications: No. 2

No. 2 of 5: Only including your 'legal' experience

Do not not include your casual job at Tesco or your volunteering role at a summer camp just because you feel it's nothing to do with being a lawyer. As a matter of fact, long term casual employment or regular volunteer work - whatever it is - can demonstrate your ability to work hard and collaborate with others, all of which are very relevant qualities to being an excellent lawyer.

Lauren is one of Apportunity’s expert advisers. She is a senior graduate recruiter with over 10 years of experience in top tier law firms and investment banks. Here, she shares her advice for aspiring lawyers on 1 of the top 5 mistakes made by candidates in application forms.